This Month’s Focus: Outsourcing
Good advice: The value of outside expertise
Outside expertise is critical to the success of virtual companies and small startups. It’s also important to large manufacturers. In the is article, experts from different areas of the industry discuss their work and how it contributes to their clients’ success.
Patheon installs Bosch contained capsule filler, first in North America
The encapsulator—designed and built for containment—will begin commercial production this summer.
Back Page: BAT signal
How might the election of Donald Trump affect the CMO/CDMO sector?
How polymer science is changing the functional role of capsules
New developments in polymer science and engineering are broadening the role that capsules play in drug delivery, formulation science, and medical research. Today’s array of capsules enables formulators to offer safer, more effective treatments for patients and consumers.
Elemental analysis by WD-XRF: A simplified approach
Using wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence (WD-XRF) to assess elemental impurities eliminates the need to prepare a solution and is more suitable for manufacturing settings. This article summarizes the advantages of a direct method of solid analysis and of direct analysis of a cup of finished tablets without sample preparation.
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199: A new tool for specifying pharmaceutical dust collection equipment
This article reviews how Standard 199 differs from previous test standards, how it measures dust collector performance, and how end-users can best apply its methodology in tandem with other guidelines and standards. The information will help you make more informed decisions about purchasing traditional and contained dust collection equipment.
Benefits of a laser-based system to measure the solid fraction of compacted ribbons and tablets
Using a laser-based method to measure the solid fraction (SF) of compacted ribbons and tablets is faster than traditional methods and more reproducible because it’s operator independent. It also simplifies the transfer of products to new equipment.
Eye on Excipients: Updates and harmonization of USP standards
This edition of the column discusses the updates to and harmonization of excipient USP-NF standards and the importance of stakeholder engagement.
Improving tablet coating efficiency
Coaters: Summary of three techniques
Softgels: Testing for leakers
January: Capsule Filling
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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